Monday, October 13, 2008

dress inspired

This girl's hands and dress were beautiful. I worked from a part of the design in her dress to create her henna.

This was at a birthday party and there were so many girls getting henna! I think I counted 17 hennas that I did.

Monday, September 22, 2008

surprise sweet 16 henna

The birthday girl had NO IDEA I was coming. And I did not know that it was a surprise. So when I got out of the car to see several girls outside of the house, and said that I was the henna artist... she was so excited!!!
I was there for hours and had fun doing so much henna on so many girls, many of whom are into gymnastics, so they had fabulous bodies, and wanted beautiful things to flaunt :)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Bollywood birthday party....

A fabulously themed party by a creative mom for her daughter. She found a woman to buy sarees from for a really good price, got the girls bangles, and bought throw pillows and more. She got great bargains, and the girls all had so much fun. They had a great tent set up with so many beautiful silks.

a great bollywood birthday party:

the birthday girl and her mom

Friday, July 25, 2008

hands together

I had a great settings in Maine, and a beautiful woman wanted her hands done simply.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

women on Vinalhaven

so much fun, and we will have to be doing it again sometime this fall!
They picked fun things, and really individual.
I did hear though that some of them went swimming in the quarry shortly afterwards though! (completely disregarding the fact that you should, a) leave the henna on for 4-6 hours, and b) that you should avoid water on it for at least that long if not much longer!)
I will just have to go back and henna them all again this fall!

Friday, July 18, 2008

girls afternoon

Very fun gathering of women! They all had their nails done and then gathered to get henna. The woman in the middle is the bride.

This one was my favorite.....

A very different pre wedding event than the one in Greenwich... very low key, with margaritas and great munchies!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

punjabi wedding

I was lucky enough to do henna at a pre-wedding event in Greenwich for about 500 guests. It was beautiful with so many incredible sarees, fabulous music and dance performances. I hennaed with Carrie and Kayan for 3 1/2 hours.

(these were taken before the event started, as they were setting up. The bride is the one in the gorgeous red saree)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

always popular

This has been popular lately. I was inspired by the work of Carrie, as I will be working with her at a large indian wedding event. Her designs are beautiful.

This I did on a friend, and embellished it with glitter paste. She loved it!

birthday party

These girls had so much fun picking out their henna designs for Ana's sleep-over birthday party!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Multi- cultural event

Star Henna was able to do 2 events in the last few weeks at ESPN! We had 2 artists at each event, and henna'ed about 40 people an hour during the busier of the two events. It is always fun to work there.

Thursday, May 29, 2008


Come to Eggstock!!! It is at Flamig Farm in Simsbury... a great music festival, in the tradition of Woodstock.... in a pasture of a farm, great music, lots of people, lots of fun... and HENNA!

Last year we had so much fun doing henna there. We hope to see many of you there again on Saturday the 7th of June.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


These two girls wanted beautiful things on their backs. I loved creating these!

Friday, May 16, 2008

better backgrounds

Again, I am inspired by another artist to work on taking photos of my henna work with better backgrounds. It makes such a difference. I am working on creating another photobook of my work too. I feel the old one, which I had been so proud of, is not nearly up to what I can do now! I love finding work that is inspiring and challenging myself to duplicate it.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

fun henna party

I did a fun party and hennaed about a dozen women. They chose really diverse patterns, and it was fun to be there for 3 1/2 hours.

Saturday, April 12, 2008


I was asked to join another henna artist at an event in a few weeks. I checked out her gallery and loved her work! I am inspired to practice some of the designs she has done. I also love that she photographs her work so well, and that I need to work on this aspect. She has beautiful backgrounds to set off her work. I would love to indulge in more silks and things to use as backdrops for photographing my work.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

trailing flowers

these flowers just seemed nice and delicate....
this is 4 days after the paste came off.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Florida bound

My friend and her daughter were off to Florida for a week, and wanted something to flaunt in the warm weather......

Saturday, February 9, 2008

beautiful belly

This woman was wonderfully expectant and I was invited to henna her belly at her baby shower. She incorporated all sorts of things to pamper herself, and to celebrate the baby. She had chosen a few designs for me to work from, and I thought the finished product was beautiful!

I continued hennaing most of the guests as well, and spent about 2 hours there. Her sister wanted something on her neck, and I created this to enhance her beautiful lines.

Friday, January 25, 2008

if you have to lose your hair...

I had hennaed Lindsay's hands before she had lost her hair from chemo....
After she lost her beautiful locks, we hennaed her head for an event. We spent a few hours, and incorporated quite a few designs that she wanted. I tried to make them all work together. This was the first time I had done something like this. We had a fun afternoon together!

Sunday, January 13, 2008


I loved how this one came out on my friend Meg's hand.... I started it as one design, and kind of morphed it into another....

I thought it came out great... and it lasted for a while too.

then I did this one on my hand, as I wanted something under my ski mittens :)